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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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If HIV dies outside body After 1min then how come vaginal fluid containing HIV spreaded on cloth for 2 min wiped at tip of penis cause hiv infection?

If HIV dies outside body After 1min then how come vaginal fluid containing HIV spreaded on cloth for 2 min wiped at tip of penis cause hiv infection?

Whaaatt?: Story is unusual. WHY would someone wipe a cloth from a known HIV person over the tip of a penis--and how soon after did the test turn postive? If positive right away, then the person was already infected, and maybe looking for a reason? You need to talk to your doctor to sort this out! ...Read more

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What is the likely of HIV infection thro giving cunnilingus/body licking if there was no vaginal fluids/body sweat and no mouth cuts/sores? Need test?

What is the likely of HIV infection thro giving cunnilingus/body licking if there was no vaginal fluids/body sweat and no mouth cuts/sores? Need test?

Mucous membranes: Mucous membranes, not mucous, is the transmitted media for HIV. Your mouth has a mucous membrane and the clitoris cannot be contacted in oral sex without contacting the vulvo/vaginal mucosa. HIV testing is always wise even under your suggested circumstances. ...Read more

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If HIV virus won't live more than 1min the how come vaginal fluid having HIV on cloth exposed outside wiped at tip of penis can cause HIV infection?

If HIV virus won't live more than 1min the how come vaginal fluid having HIV on cloth exposed outside wiped at tip of penis can cause HIV infection?

Wrong assumption!: HIV virus can survive for weeks, outside the body, depending on the composition of the fluid containing the virus and ambient temperature. The infectivity depends on contact with skin that may have abrasions, open sore or other wounds. See this site for more info.

http://www. Aidsmap. Com/Survival-outside-the-body/page/1321278/ ...Read more

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I've lost my virginity 4 days ago with a sexworker but it was vaginal sex amd unprotected am I at big risk of getting HIV infection? Please reassure me

I've lost my virginity 4 days ago with a sexworker but it was vaginal sex amd unprotected am I at big risk of getting HIV infection? Please reassure me

Unprotected sex: If you had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker then you should see a doctor to state what happened and to follow their advice as to testing and follow-up. Hiv and other infections are possible in the scenario you describe. ...Read more

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Is my 8 wks 2 day PCR RNA + 4th Gen test negative conclusive for HIV infection after vaginal exp? Or do I need to test after 12 wks or it has to be after 13 wks? Pls answer, Thanks for any response

Is my 8 wks 2 day PCR RNA + 4th Gen test negative conclusive for HIV infection after vaginal exp? Or do I need to test after 12 wks or it has to be after 13 wks? Pls answer, Thanks for any response

Relax, Mike: I understand that you're a man worried about HIV after an unprotected episode of intercourse with a woman. The nucleic acid tests are almost always positive by this time -- we can't even estimate the frequency of their turning positive only at 12 weeks because history isn't always accurate. Retest only if you or someone close to you is obsessed over it. Love wisely and well from now on. Cheers. ...Read more

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Hiv infection during vaginal delivery?

Hiv infection during vaginal delivery?

What is the question: Are you HIV + and asking if your baby can be hiv+? Or are you concerned that delivering vaginally will subject you to risk of HIV infection? If the latter, don't worry. You do not get HIV in that fashion. Only sexually or by blood transfer (transfusion, needle sharing, transplants, etc.) rephrase your question. ...Read more

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Does small break on outside of vaginal opening or on the vulva can transmit hiv? And does open wound outside vagina can transmit hiv? Plz please rep

HIV infected: To transmit HIV you must first be infected. Hiv is caught from body fluids such as blood and semen, not from skin, scabs, cuts, or any other surface of the visible skin. ...Read more

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Chance of HIV infection from sitting on a toilet seat with dried and or wet smeared blood with possible open cuts?

Chance of HIV infection from sitting on a toilet seat with dried and or wet smeared blood with possible open cuts?

Zero: During the years in which there was no treatment, household contact NEVER led to infection. Barbara, what's really going on? Someone with open cuts on their bottom sits on a toilet seat smeared with WET blood? Even if this weren't bizarre and hugely improbable, a cut that's not actively bleeding is sealed with fibrin; a bleeding cut will wash virus away. Please get help with these fears. ...Read more

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Are mucoceles a sign of HIV infection. I did an oraquick HIV test about 5 months after incidident but keep getting these fluid filled bumps in mouth.

Are mucoceles a sign of HIV infection. I did an oraquick HIV test about 5 months after incidident but keep getting these fluid filled bumps in mouth.

No: Mucoceles are saliva glands that are blocked or damaged. They often present as a slow swelling that is filled with fluid and can last months. Eventually they resolve and can reoccur. See an oral surgeon for treatment. Often a biopsy procedure will be required to remove the mass. ...Read more

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Vaginal fluid containg hiv spreaded cloth say for about 2minutes wiped on tip/mouth of penis. In this case hiv infection occurs?

Possible: So best to get yourself tested in about 3 months (sooner if you have the later version of HIV test available). Time to review your safe sex practice. ...Read more

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What to do if I tested positive for tuberculosis. Could it be due to HIV infection?

Higher risk in HIV: Having a positive TB test indicates that you have been exposed to the TB bug. The infection could be latent or active, & this can be determined by further testing done by your doctor. Hiv infected people are at higher risk of acquiring TB infection because of their weakened immune system & testing for HIV is recommended in presence of other risk factors. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Yes I am asking if I have hep c does that mean I am at a higher risk for HIV infection?

No: Hep c infection by itself does not increase your risk of hiv, however, they both share similar risk factors ie. Iv drug abuse, tatoos, body piercings, multiple sex partners etc. Avoid high risk behaviors! Good luck! ...Read more

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A week later after having protected sex I had devloped rash its itchy however it gets disappear in 2 days? Is its symptoms of HIV infection

A week later after having protected sex I had devloped rash its itchy however it gets disappear in 2 days? Is its symptoms of HIV infection

Sounds like yeast: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are other possibilities so getting tested after unprotected intercourse is always recommended. In the future use condoms to reduce your risk and see a doctor to start effective birth control to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having protected sex with someone who has acute HIV infection poses greater risk? I read somewhere that this is the most contagious stage of HIV

Preventing HIV: Protecting yourself against HIV is very important, especially when a partner is newly infected-- this is because their immune system is still trying to figure out what's going on and so there will be alot more virus there. Always best to talk openly about sex with your partner-- there are many safe ways to do it. ...Read more

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White cut on my gum for a week. Is this HIV infection or am I just being paranoid?

White cut on my gum for a week. Is this HIV infection or am I just being paranoid?

Not HIV: This is probably a minor injury that has become an aphthous ulcer, especially if it's sore. HIV doesn't do this. ...Read more

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Can I get the HIV infection if oral sex was given and no semen or other body secretions was involved?

Can I get the HIV infection if oral sex was given and no semen or other body secretions was involved?

HIV transmission: The risk of HIV transmission is highest with IV blood transfer (i.e.:blood product/shared needle) but as well can be transmitted sexually. Highest sexual risk is male to male or male to female (20x female to male). Lower risk is transmission with deep oral sex, especailly if the recipient has oral lesions or cuts or unknown microabrasions. Even w/o ejaculation there may be some semen spill. ...Read more

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I am just wondering when do you get ars after hiv infection had oral sex on March 13 went down on a guy and got sick with a cold June 12 am I ok?

I am just wondering when do you get ars after hiv infection had oral sex on March 13 went down on a guy and got sick with a cold June 12 am I ok?

Rare and too late: HIV is very rarely transmitted by oral sex, and unlikely your partner had HIV if not bi or IV drug user. ARS always shows up within 14 days, so your symptoms are too late. ARS can cause sore throat, but usually not other cold symptoms like congestion or cough. All sexually active people need HIV testing from time to time, so maybe do it now when on your mind. But not because of this event. ...Read more

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I had a 1 NT stand. The condom split and I withdrew immediately. I'm just worried now, I don't know here status, what are chances of HIV infection?

I had a 1 NT stand. The condom split and I withdrew immediately. I'm just worried now, I don't know here status, what are chances of HIV infection?

Easy, man!: I think this is the fourth time you've asked. You're an adult. I'll bet my friends here have told you that the risk is near zero but that you'd do best to tell your personal physician what happened for the best guidance, and to watch for other sexually transmitted diseases. I see this is tormenting you. This is what you really need to discussed with a physician who can rx your thoughts as well. ...Read more

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I am just wondering when do you get ars after hiv infection had oral sex on March 13 went down on a guy and got sick with a cold June 12 am I at risk?

Get tested.: You are at risk and should get tested. Get an HIV nucleic acid test. If the result is negative, repeat it in 6 months, if negative then, it will rule out HIV infections. God forbid you turn out to have infection, proper treatment, started early can keep the infection in check. ...Read more

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Someone didn't quite explain my question im 22 and today got treated for genorrhea now that im cured what's the chance I will have a HIV infection now?

Concurrent STDs: Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes simplex, hiv, as well as many other infec diseses are transmitted sexually. 'pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease'! if you were infected w/ gonorrhea you are at risk for being infected w/ HIV as well. You should have been offered an HIV test / your gc treatment; if not, get one and a syphilis test too! Practice safe sex; condoms help prevent spread. ...Read more

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Someone didn't quite explain my question im 22 and today got treated for genorrhea now that im cured what's the chance I will have a HIV infection now?

Someone didn't quite explain my question im 22 and today got treated for genorrhea now that im cured what's the chance I will have a HIV infection now?

Get tested: There's no way to answer that, knowing nothing about what you did and with whom. But you should have been tested for HIV when you were diagnosed with gonorrhea. Everyone with an std is supposed to be tested. For that matter, everyone is supposed to be tested anyway. That's the only way to know. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more